RCT identifies safety improvements at Glencores Hail Creek coal mine

first_imgRCT has installed an AusProTec™ LED numbering system to a fleet of seven surface mine water trucks at Glencore’s Hail Creek coal operation in the Bowen Basin of Queensland, AustraliaThe system will help improve positive identification of fleet numbering from the rear of the water trucks, according to RCT, and was implemented when key site personnel visited Glencore’s Clermont coal mine and saw RCT’s LED numbering system in operation first-hand.“This initiative is just another way Glencore is safeguarding operators,” RCT said.The AusProTec Heavy Duty LED has been specifically designed for the mining industry, according to RCT. With tough aluminium housing, rated to IP69 and 10G vibration testing, these LED lights are designed to withstand the harshest conditions.Glencore only began operating Hail Creek in August following the acquisition of Rio Tinto’s 82% interest in the mine.Coal is predominantly mined from two seams at Hail Creek: the Elphinstone Seam, with an average thickness of 6.4 m, and the Hynds Seam, averaging 8.3 m in thickness. Mining is undertaken by a dragline, truck and shovel method. In 2017, the mine produced around 9.4 Mt of hard coking and thermal coal (5.3 Mt HCC and 4.1 Mt TC).last_img read more